The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative will hold its seventh Annual Conference at the University of Kentucky on Friday, June 12th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the E.S. Good Barn. Many wonderful speakers and panelists will provide participants with information to motivate girls and adults alike on the rewards and benefits of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career.
|Keynote Address||“Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue”
Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, UK College of Arts & Sciences
|Luncheon Keynote Address||“A STEM Girl’s Round Trip From Kentucky”
Janice Mueller, J.D.
Co-Founder & Faculty Member, Chisum Academy
|Speaker Presentations||“Breaking Down Stereotypes”
Tanya Franke-Dvorak, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Dept. of Community & Leadership Development, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment”Breaking Down the Intimidation of Mentoring”
Tanya Torp, CVA
Founder & CEO, Be Bold
|Panel Discussions||“What Works in Kentucky”
Carol Christian, Ph.D., Craft Academy; Chris Flores, STEAM Academy; Jo Haas, Kentucky Science Center; Candace Haynes, Youth Leadership Academy”Successful Women in STEM Fields”
Kristen Brennan, Alltech; Julie Combs, Lockheed Martin; Amy Ross, Valvoline; Christy Trinkle, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
In addition to the presentations in the morning, in the afternoon is a “STEM Olympics – Go for the Gold” on the lawn outside with Good Barn with hands-on STEM activities to finish out the day. There will be activities throughout the day for both girls and adults – they have planned separate tracks for each group. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Sue Scheff (UK Honors Program), Co-Chair of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for girls and adults is $5. Register now online at Eventbright.com.